Year 1



Welcome to Year 1

In Year 1 there is Miss Drury, Mrs Sheldon- Price and Mrs Penchion

I am so excited to be joining Year 1 this year! We have an exciting year ahead planned with lots of opportunities for creativity and using our imaginations. In Year 1 we will embrace challenge and fuel our love of learning even further. We will praise each others achievements and learn and grow together throughout the year.


Our Curriculum in Year 1

At St. Mary’s we go above and beyond to ensure that the firm foundations of knowledge are put in place in order for our children to achieve their full potential actively, creatively and holistically.

We have built our curriculum so that it is sequential so that children’s learning can build both depth and breadth ; it is purposeful in order to make learning here meaningful for children living in Rothwell whilst being spiritual at all times in order to fit with our Catholic Ethos Statement.




Our Latest News

Year One Curriculum Newsletter

Autumn 1: Year 1- Autumn 1

Year 1 have had a very busy first week! They have been superstars in Maths and have been practicing their counting by putting objects into groups. Well done Year 1!

We really enjoyed listening to our new class story ‘Funnybones’. We worked in groups and used actions to perform some parts of the story. Fantastic Year 1!



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Our topic this term is safari! We have been learning about the culture and climate in Kenya in our topic lessons; wild animals in science; tribal African patterns and pots in art; and traditional Tinga tales in literacy.

In Year One, we have refurbished our reading area! The children decorated butterflies, chose their favourite books to write on parcel tags and we sorted through our class books. We can now use the area as a wonderful, calm treat for children!


We recently held our Year One class assembly, celebrating Mary in the month of May. We talked about Mary’s love and care for her son, Jesus, and the children related this to their own mummies!

This half term, Year One have been enjoying weekly visits from Miko, the therapy dog! She loves to listen to children read.


Spring 2:

Everyone in Year One enjoyed getting dressed up for World Book Day this year! We focused our costumes and learning on our class topic, Space! Our classroom was transformed and we even had a giant Solar System model! We wrote space poetry, which we performed in a class recital.


Autumn 2: At the end of last half term and the beginning of this one, we have been exploring numbers to 10! Here is some of the super group work we did when finding number bonds to 10 in different ways!










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Helping at Home

Following our Maths information evening for parents, we have shared some useful documents to see how Maths is taught in school. The most effective way for you to help would be to practise the ‘progression in number facts’ and times tables.

Parents’ Information Evening Nov 18

Progression in number facts

Rothwell St Mary’s Calculation Policy

Please see below useful websites your to access with your child below: